Strawberry Season!


(picked last year at Secor Strawberry Farm)

I gave my daughter a choice for today–

“Should we go to the zoo, the park, or go pick strawberries?”

Her reply–

“Pick strawberries AND then go to the park.”

Oh, geez. I hope I have enough energy for that. The weather is going to unbelievably beautiful today and it may be our last big outing before I curl up and die in front of my A/C window unit.

I highly encourage you to head over to www.pickyourown.org and find a farm in your area that allows you to pick your own produce. (They even list farms outside the U.S.–scroll down to find your state or country.)

I love picking our own fruit and veggies–not always the cheapest option, but definitely the most fun. I love that it allows my kids to see that food doesn’t just come from the store and that they can connect with nature.

My mouth is already watering for the wild raspberries that grow behind the school where my husband works…the picture above was from last year’s first crop. This year’s should be ready in about a month (and so should my little growing baby!)

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8 Comments

  1. I’m so excited because I just recently found a pick your own farm in Layton – they have strawberries now! I can’t wait to take the boys to do this – hopefully Friday morning.

  2. I have a lot of really fond memories of going berry picking when I was growing up. Lots of us picked strawberries at the local strawberry farms in the summer for pin money. It was hot and back breaking labour, but it was fun. I didn’t like picking wild blueberries though. That was really hard work and it took forever to fill the gallon ice cream pails our mum would give us to fill. We sure loved eating the fruits of our labours though, especiallyu blueberry pie!

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